[olug] OT - Cox to start billing for people using more than 1tb a month

Jay Bendon jaybocc2 at gmail.com
Fri Jan 27 13:50:40 CST 2017

i have 125/30 with comcast.   IT used to say our limit was 240gb a month
but they never enforced that rule since everyone broke it. We use 400-700GB
a month and we are HD Streaming heavy. (up to 12 hours a day)

Here is a snippet from our comcast account:

You have two courtesy months to exceed a terabyte of usage without charge.
After using these two months, if you exceed your data usage plan you will
be charged $10.00 for each 50GB of additional data provided, but charges
will not exceed $200 each month, no matter how much you use.


On Fri, Jan 27, 2017 at 11:13 AM, Leo . <lgdeluca84 at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Fri, Jan 27, 2017 at 12:14 PM, T. J. Brumfield <enderandrew at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > It bothers me that I don't have any other options for home use.
> CenturyLink
> > literally doesn't offer anything better than 3 Mbps in my neighborhood.
> Cox
> > said 3 years ago that we'd have gigabit within a year, and they still
> have
> > no updates on timeline, what neighborhoods will be covered, pricing, etc.
> > I've got Cox's $85 tier which is supposed to be 150 Mbps but I get about
> > 20-30.
> >
> ​I contacted Century Link and they offered me 1.5mbps as the maximum
> download speed in my area; $14 for 6 months, $44 after that. I was hoping
> it would at least be ​symmetric or something because it made no sense, but
> no (upload was like 700kbps). The lady tried to convince me that 1.5mbps
> was good enough for general use. I know it's not her fault that CL doesn't
> have actual coverage in my area, but I had to restrain myself to not get
> mad at her when she was trying to convince me that 1.5mbps was good enough.
> Right now I have Cox 15mbps and I pay $63 a month. I honestly think that
> price is terrible, but when I can't switch to any other ISP there's not
> much I can do. I'm not anywhere near the data cap now, but the "1TB ought
> to be enough for anybody" mentality really bothers me too.
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